Leonie Linke, LL.M.


Certified lawyer for criminal law

Certified consultant for criminal tax law

Certified consultant for white-collar crime


Tel +49 228 286292 20
Fax +49 228 286292 29


Leonie Linke is a lawyer and certified consultant for criminal tax law.

Since starting her career as a lawyer, she has worked exclusively in the field of white-collar crime and criminal tax law. Before starting her own practice, she worked for a nationally renowned criminal law boutique. Already during her law studies at the University of Bonn and during her legal traineeship, she specialised in white-collar crime and criminal tax law. Subsequently, she completed additional studies and obtained the title Master of Laws (LL.M.). She provided proof of special theoretical knowledge as a specialist lawyer for criminal law in 2018. In 2019, she was certified as a consultant in criminal tax law (DAA) on proof of her outstanding knowledge of tax law and criminal law. In 2021, the University of Muenster certified Leonie Linke in the area of money laundering prevention. Legal500 names her as a nationally recommended lawyer for commercial and criminal tax law in 2021 and 2022. In 2022, Handelsblatt and the US publisher BestLawyers awarded Leonie Linke in their annual ranking of “Germany’s Best Lawyers”, which is based on recommendations from lawyers, in the categories of criminal tax law and white collar law.


Leonie Linke publishes in renowned journals (e.g. NZWiSt, ZWH) on tax and white-collar crime law topics. She is, inter alia, a member of the German Economic Criminal Law Association (Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V.). (WiSteV), where she chairs the working committee on corruption and competition law. She is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Women’s White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA).


Her most recent engagements include:

  • Defence of board member of bank against charges of tax offences
  • Advice to international law firm regarding correction of tax declarations
  • Defence of investmenbanker in public trial regarding insider trading
  • Defence of traders concerning investigations in connection with Cum/Ex proceedings
  • Defence CEO in connection with charges of subsidy fraud
  • Advice to managing directors of construction company regarding compliance issues